Grey Saltbush

Atriplex cinerea

Atriplex cinerea


Common name

Coast saltbush, barilla.

traditional use

Grey saltbush was an important vegetable of Australian colonists, first eaten by the hungry officers of the First Fleet, one of whom described it in his journal as "a sort of sage" (Low, 1991).

part used

Boiled leaves have a very tender, succulent taste (Low, 1991).


All year round.

flavour profile

Sage like.


Cook before eating in dishes.